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The Sabotage Factor

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Implementing a new registration system successfully takes a great deal of preparation and planning, and part of that plan should cover helping staff deal with change.  Some staff may be excited about the change.  Most others will be supportive, yet anxious, and will follow along. 

But a small few, or possibly only one, will be highly reluctant to the change.  Even worse, they may be silently reluctant.  This is the reason to prepare for “The Sabotage Factor".

 

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Customer Discounts, Do They Work?

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A registration season does not pass without hearing about the latest and greatest new discount being used in adult and continuing education programs.  From buy 2 get 1 free to across the board discounts for quantity purchases, the discount formats are almost as varied as the organizations themselves.  But do they work?

Over the years, I have seen numerous programs offering discounts primarily because they always have.  In other words, tradition.  So why offer a discount if the only current measureable result is having less revenue because of the discount than if you had not offered the discount at all? Why offer a discount if it does not meet a legitimate need?

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How I Caused the March 2016 Power Blackout

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To this day, there has been much speculation on what caused the massive power blackout of March 2016. Conspiracy advocates blamed big corporations and global warming.   The main stream media targeted the cause as the 2016 presidential election process.  In Washington DC, they blamed each other. But I knew the truth.  I knew I had caused the blackout without even knowing it.

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Why “Partner” Is Not Just a Dance Term

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“Grab your partner by the hand, do-si-do to the promised land“ are not just lyrics for a popular square dancing song, they are also important words of wisdom for your Continuing Education Program.  Whether it is by joining forces with corporations, other schools, or local organizations, your CE program can truly benefit from having partners.

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Using Data for Analysis: What You Need to Know

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If you are utilizing an online learning platform, chances are you are also collecting data about a variety of components. Maybe you want to know about student demographics or perhaps you want to track the click-through rates of your web banners. Regardless of what data you are collecting, the question you should be asking is how I can properly analyze this data so it serves a greater purpose?

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What’s Trending in Online Education?

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Four months into 2014 and new trends continue to impact online education. While some of these trends are rollovers from the previous year, their ripples are still being felt, and some experts predict this may continue for years to come. Overcoming obstacles may prove challenging for some online education institutions, but by staying aware of them, you may be able to come out on top.

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How to Write an Engaging Online Course

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Think back to the days when you were a student. Remember how exciting it was to start a new class, only to end up enrolled in a semester snooze fest? Now think back to those few special classes you had where the material was riveting and the professor was outstanding. This is the type of experience you want to create when you are writing your online course.

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